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 By Penny Merryfield    News    January 17, 2019 

After Military.... A Veteran Story

Whether you are a G.I. Joe or a G.I. Jane, finishing your military time isn't always a 20 year career, or even a 12 year tour. Sometimes, Jane or Joe serves 2-4 years in the military. This depends...

 

Toni Elliott A Veteran Story

Toni Elliott was born in Laramie in 1970 to James and Nancy Elliott. Elliott has a strong family military history. Her father was a marine in the Korean war. Her great-uncles, with whom she was very c...

 

A Partial Year of Veteran's Stories

Melvin E. Waterman was born December 24, 1945 in Stronghurst, Illinois. He is one of ten children. Of the six boys, he is the only one to have served in the U. S. Navy. Two brothers, however, have...

 

A Partial Year of Veteran's Stories part 2

Veterans Day, formerly Armistice Day, is an annual United States holiday honoring military veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It coincides with other holidays such as...

 

A Partial Year of Veteran's Stories

In February of his senior year, John Wise would receive his "D" letter. This was not a bad grade, but a letter notifying him that upon graduation from high school he would be drafted. The native of Pi...

 

Seth E. Wilson A Veteran's Story

Born in Missouri in 1977, Seth E. Wilson became a Wyomingite at the age of five, when his family moved to Torrington, Wyoming. He has stayed since. Wilson, graduated from Torrington High School in...

 

USO and Christmas away from home A Veteran's Story

Veterans have served many months and years away from home. Leaving their families is hard, but being in a foreign country during the Christmas season is sometimes more than unbearable. It is times...

 

Remembering Dec. 7, 1941

It was December 7, 1941, and many members of the military were still sleeping in their bunks this Sunday morning, along with residents of the Pearl Harbor, Oahu area. At 07:55 the first attack hit....

 

Beware of Cougars

Cougar tracks have been appearing closer to town in the recent weeks. Buzz Canady of Pine Bluffs, found tracks in and around his yard, which is up against the bluffs south of the interstate. Canady,...

 

Veterans coming together for community

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation's largest wartime veterans service...

 

PBHS Cupcake Wars!

Cupcake Wars hits 10th Annual Year at Pine Bluffs High School Culinary Arts teachers Nicole Horrocks has been doing the cupcake wars with her students for ten years. She continued the tradition...

 

A Thanksgiving Veteran's Story

Serving in the military means often times one is away from home during Thanksgiving time. For many military members their Thanksgiving meal is one provided by the military at the chow hall. This meal, depending upon where the military member is,...

 

Stephen M. Kravitsky A Veteran's Story

Serving in the United States military was not a new idea to Stephen "Steve" Kravitsky. "From the time I can remember, I always wanted to be in the military." Kravitsky stated. "When I was about...

 

United States Marine Corps A Military Story

It was a vision of the Second Continental Congress that gave us the United States Marine Corps. On November 10, 1775 they decided there was a need for two battalions of Marines to cover and protect as landing forces with the Continental Navy during...

 

Stand Down for Homeless Veterans

Cheyenne Veteran Affairs in conjunction with the American Legion Post 6 recently held their annual Cheyenne Homeless Veterans Stand Down. Members of Donald Eisenhauer American Legion Post 60, Pine Blu...

 

Richard F. Dansereau, Jr.

Richard F. Dansereau, Jr. entered this world on August 8, 1963 in Renton, Washington, a suburb of Seattle. His parents are, the late Richard F. Dansereau Sr. and Kaye Wilson of Arizona. During his...

 

Mahlon Lee Gingerich A Veteran's Story

Mahlon Lee Gingerich was born August 23, 1995 in Valentine, Nebraska, but would spend his childhood years in the Panhandle of Nebraska, mainly Dix, Nebraska. Gingerich was the oldest child of four,...

 

United States Navy A Military Story

The year was 1775,. The Second Continental Congress of the United States passed a resolution creating the Continental Navy. At this time the Continental Navy consisted of converted merchantmen...

 

A Veteran Mother's Story

My father before me was a United States Air Force veteran. He served over twenty years. My time as a United States Air Force veteran was much shorter. Then came my husband, Jim, who retired at almost twenty-one years. After his retirement, our...

 

Douglas E. Provance A Veteran's Story

Douglas E. Provance was born in Trenton, Missouri on April 19,1963. "Childhood was unique for me, as I was raised by my grandparents - Harry Dale and Helen Whitney." he said, adding, "They were great...

 

Jay Matthew Thurin A Veteran's Story

Jay Matthew Thurin was destined to be a Marine. He was born March 8, 1985 in Kimball, Nebraska and was delivered by Dr. Plate. He is the son of Matthew and Carla Thurin of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. His 'M...

 

BSA Pack 109 hold fundraiser to replace Pine Derby track

Pack 109 Pine Bluffs Cub Scouts geared back up a few weeks ago after a short summer vacation. While out of school for the summer, Pack 109 had summer projects to complete. One project was a...

 

Honoring Patriots Day

Patriot Day is the annual observance on September 11 to remember those who were injured (6,000+) and the 2996 who died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001. "As we...

 

Marti L. Mace A Veteran's Story

Family history and the dream of a six year old girl to be a soldier in the military was Marti L. Mace's driving force to her enlistment in United States Army. "I wanted to follow in my dad, and grandf...

 

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